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Mystery Solved: Why the Real King Kong Became Extinct

The largest ape to roam Earth died out 100,000 years ago because it failed to move to the savannah grass when climate change hit its preferred diet.

January 5, 2016
9:15 AM EST
A comparison graph of a 1.8-meter-tall human male in comparison to Gigantopithecus blacki (left) and G. giganteus (right): This graph is based on orangutan proportions while standing upright. | WikiMedia Commons/Public Domain
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